A trip to Dubai is something that counts as every bit as much of a status symbol as a new Ferrari or a really expensive suit – but fortunately shouldn’t cost you anything like as much. The reason for this status is that Dubai has become, over the past decade, one of the most opulent cities in the world – with new hotels and Dubai shopping malls springing up all the time and giving the first-time visitor an experience that is not to be forgotten. Although there is a tendency to look upon Dubai as an anomaly, an urban interloper on a desert scene, the simple truth of the matter is that it is one of the jewels in an increasingly glittering crown – the United Arab Emirates. Along with Abu Dhabi it has become a destination for business and holiday travelers in huge numbers.
The fact of Dubai’s increasing popularity is down in no small part to the planners’ ability to recognize what has made destinations such as Paris, London and New York so hugely popular among holiday makers and to not only emulate this but to go one better. In Dubai everything is somehow bigger and more impressive than elsewhere. It is a city that looks at the rest of the world, and resolves to improve on what already exists. Its many visitors will turn up expecting to be impressed, and leave with their expectations exceeded. This is not an easy thing to achieve, but it is achieved nonetheless, and makes Dubai a city like no other.
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is an example of how Dubai has achieved something that certainly does not just happen without a lot of effort and intelligence. In the middle of a desert region, with a climate that many people could find overwhelming, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi manages to prioritize ease and comfort for its visitors. Whatever you want to do while in Dubai – and the chances are that this will be something that leaves you worn out in this occasionally frantic city, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi is a haven in among that where you can cool down, take the weight off your feet and process what the day has brought for you. In a hotel with facilities for up to 5,000 guests, with fourteen restaurants and endless activities, this is no small achievement.
Architecturally, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi is something to behold. An edifice that shines bluer than the rarest sapphire, and eschews the sometimes excessive looks of other hotels nearby, this hotel manages to look classy and inviting without going over the top and hitting the lows of tackiness. There are plenty of opportunities for adults to relax in comfort indoors or out, while the children enjoy the activities that are laid on at the Penguin Club and elsewhere. And if you fancy a change of scenery and a spot of shopping, there is a free bus that takes you to the Mall of the Emirates where you can choose from some of the most famous commercial outlets the world has to offer.